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3 Stars
Pumpy
 6b+

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<< Portland Heights < Grand Larceny  |  Isle of Slingers > Lord Stublock Deepvoid Breaks the Chain of Causation >>


A first class climb that features some great climbing on very good rock. Start at a horizontally-placed staple, just to the right of a crack. Climb up to a steep groove and continue with difficulty to a less steep, but still high-quality finish.
FA. Pete Oxley 18.6.1995

USER COMMENTS

This feels like a 3 star 6b+ - first class climbing.
tom rainbow - 22/Apr/01

This is one of a number of routes on this bit of cliff that deserve the full three stars. felt like full 6c to me.
Chris Shorter - 01/Oct/01

3 star. Pos worth easy 6c for the crux move. A good route for someone trying to push their grade.
John Alcock - 19/Aug/02

Sounds right - my first 6c! Portland Heights kicks @ss!!
Bees - 24/Jul/03

Sounds right - my first 6c! Portland Heights kicks @ss!!
Bees - 24/Jul/03

Thought it was solid 6c, with an awkward crux, not a good first 6c IMHO, there are plenty easier ones around at Portland.
richardh - 13/Apr/04

A lovely climb, one of the best i have done at the grade (6b+), nice holds always appear just in the nick of time!
Julian Maund - 12/Sep/05

Nothing on Lord Stublock as pressing as the long crux sequence on this. Would make a very popular 6c and very similar to Babelicious.
Rob Smitton - 26/Jan/06

Just 6b+
Themaninblack - 20/Apr/06

for 6B+ crux is relatively technical; not that easy to unlock correct sequence / find best holds. a superb, balanced route though: strong first half / delicate second half including quite a scary step to make the belay
ksjs - 23/Jul/06

Great climbing, superb line and rough unpolished rock. A cracking 3* pitch. Low in the grade.
Compo - 21/Aug/06

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